ERIC Number: ED393084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
College Peer Tutor Awareness of Reading Problems.
A study examined the extent of peer tutors' awareness of reading comprehension problems as a source of academic difficulties. The study, conducted in the spring of 1996, used a questionnaire to determine some of the reading habits of peer tutors and their perceptions of reading comprehension difficulties among students they tutored. The questionnaire was distributed to 30 peer tutors employed by Union County College of Cranford, New Jersey. Results indicated that more than half of the peer tutors believe that they have tutored students who have reading problems, and perceive reading comprehension difficulties as a regularly encountered problem. However, none of the tutors, regardless of their subject, believe that they encounter reading difficulty as a frequent and severe problem. Findings revealed significant tutor awareness of the importance of reading skills both to themselves and to the students they tutor. (Contains 4 tables of data; 12 references, a reading survey and survey response totals are appended as well as related research.) (CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tutor Role; Tutoring Attitude Questionnaire; Union County College NJ
Note: M.A. Project, Kean College of New Jersey.